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Family Information Service (FIS)

The Family Information Service for Kensington and Chelsea, and for Westminster is a free, confidential and impartial information, advice and signposting for families with children aged up to 19 (or up to 25 for those with additional needs) and for the professionals working with them. …

Family Information Service website updates: COVID-19

We have created this page on the Kensington & Chelsea Family Information Service to share resources and information that may be useful to families and those working with children and young people. We are committed to supporting you as a parent during this period and will…

Family Support

COVID-19 / Coronavirus We have created a page to provide service updates and useful resources relating to Family Information. Please click here to access the page We want our directory to be as helpful and easy-to-use as possible. All feedback from parents, professionals and young…

Family support

If you need support or advice in finding the right services for your family, you may be referred to the Early Help Family Support Team. The Early Help Family Support Team workers are trained practitioners with skills in parenting training, sleep counselling, breastfeeding support, weaning, and…

Federation of Westminster special school training and outreach service

Offers an excellent range of continued professional development for educational settings, parents and a wide range of partner services. This includes seminars delivered by our advisory teachers and therapists as well as some of the most experienced researchers and practitioners in the world of SEND.…

First Aid courses

Early Years practitioners must complete an approved 12-hour Paediatric First Aid Course every three years. Bi-Borough Childcare and Early Education service offers Paediatric First Aid courses, but where not possible to attend, please contact the following training organisations to enquire about more first aid courses:…

FIS Newsletter

Please click on the link below to access the latest newsletter: Kensington and Chelsea FIS newsletter autumn 2020 edition

Food Banks

Food banks and community kitchens currently open in Kensington and Chelsea as of 08 October 2020. You can contact the Early Help team for a foodbank voucher or get in touch with the local food bank at: Foodbanks north of the borough Foodbanks south of…

Food safety & Health and safety courses

The Bi-Borough can help you and your business with a range of regulated qualification courses, ranging from Level 1 to Level 4 Awards where available. We also run a two hour food hygiene refresher and/or awareness talk to groups. These are run as open courses…

Forums for early years practitioners

PVI forums Leadership and Network forums SEND forums Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory team

Free school meals

Your child may qualify for free school meals if you or their other parent are receiving Income Support, income-based Job Seekers Allowance from the Department of Social Security (DSS) or support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. Under the current criteria, children…

Funding

Early years settings include nurseries, pre-schools and childminders providing early education for children up to the age of five. These settings are expected to meet the needs of most children from their core budget. However, if early years settings are unable to meet a child's…

Funding term dates

Funding is administered on a termly basis and is set out in the table below: Term Period Maximum number of weeks in term       Maximum number of hours per week Autumn Term 2020                       …

GDPR

GDPR - what is it and how it affects you as a childminder  PACEY have put together Information and video about GDPR and how this affect’s childminders Further information about GDPR can be found here: Currently the fee is £40.00 per year for childminders reduced to £35.00 if paid…

GDPR information

Below we have put together relevant information about the GDPR: PACEY: GDPR guide EY Alliance: preparing for GDPR GDPR guide Data Protection fee Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

Glossary of terms

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Glossary of terms

Key words explained Somtimes it can be tricky to keep track of all the complex words and abbreviations used when talking about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). To make it a bit easier, we have produced our a glossary of key words explained which…

Good Practice

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Grenfell Related Events and Services

This page has been created with the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy in mind. Here you will find links to pages for events happening this week, as well as information about organisations who can provide support for those who have been affected. Click on…

Guidance

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Guidance for service providers

There are two sections of this website: Information for Families provides information to all parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-19 years, or 0-25 years if their child has a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND). The SEND Local Offer focuses on providing accessible…

Headcount dates

Headcount dates for the following terms are as follows: Headcount date for autumn term Portal opens and closes * 8th October 2020 21st September – 16th October 2020   Headcount date for spring term Portal opens and closes 21st January 2021 4th January 2021- 31st…

Health

COVID-19 / Coronavirus We have created a page to provide service updates and useful resources relating to Family Information. Please click here to access the page We want our directory to be as helpful and easy-to-use as possible. All feedback from parents, professionals and young…

Health and Development Reviews

If you have a toddler aged 8 – 15 months and/or 2 – 2.5 years, you should be hearing from your local Health Visiting Team to invite you to attend a Health & Developmental Review. We strongly encourage you to attend these to ensure the…

Health visiting

Health visiting services Health Visitors offer services to families within our children’s centres and local health centres to provide services to families in locations close to their home. After attending antenatal classes and being seen at home by midwives, parents will receive information and support…
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